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Esther Singleton: How I Became an Oxfordian

Esther Singleton (1865-1930), was a prolific American author and journalist. Her dozens of books included topics such as furniture, European cities, and The Shakespeare Garden. Singleton‘s essay was written in 1921 and first published in the June/July 1940 (Vol. 1/4) issue ...

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John Gerhard Shuck: How I Became an Oxfordian

I have been convinced Shaksper did not write Shakespeare since I came across Dorothy and Charlton Ogburn Jr.’s book Shake-speare, the Man Behind the Name over three decades ago. The first thing I noticed was, of course, the signatures. The ...

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Waugaman Ebook on Shake-speare Free on Amazon through Feb. 1

Richard Waugaman, M.D., Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Georgetown University and author of 70 articles, book chapters, and book reviews on Shake-speare, has recently published the second edition of his first ebook, Newly Discovered Works by “William Shake-Speare,” a.k.a. Edward ...

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Piet-Hein Zijl: How I Became an Oxfordian

My name is Piet-Hein Zijl, living in Zaanstad, a town just north of Amsterdam, Holland. My age is 69, I worked as a teacher and artist (made pen drawings, etchings), am a reader of poetry in public and as a ...

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Brief Chronicles Volume Seven Now Available!

A message from SOF president Tom Regnier Dear Oxfordians, It is with mixed feelings that I announce the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship’s publication of Volume 7 of our superb journal, Brief Chronicles — now available online and in print. On the ...

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Robin Phillips: How I Became an Oxfordian

My fascination with Oxford/Shakespeare was a coup de foudre, a sudden jolt. My first brush with Shakespeare came years ago, when as a young woman I was studying acting in London, with tutors from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts ...

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Authorship Skeptic Mark Rylance Knighted!

Mark Rylance–Shakespearean actor of the highest caliber, Oscar-winner, Shakespeare authorship skeptic, and honorary lifetime trustee of the Shakespeare Oxford Fellowship–has been honored with a knighthood. The SOF congratulates Sir Mark Rylance on this well-deserved honor and wishes a happy new ...

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Allan Shickman: How I Became an Oxfordian

I read my first Shakespeare play when I was fourteen.  In those days, Julius Caesar was a high-school freshman’s first exposure to the great playwright.  At that age, youngsters are universally looking for someone to copy.  Should I adopt Beethoven’s frown, my ...

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Elisabeth Waugaman: How I Became an Oxfordian

My first exposure to Shakespeare occurred at our children’s library in a dark paneled room with leaded-glass windows. Searching through the shelves, a book caught my eye. Flipping through it, I discovered the most beautiful illustrations of a magical world. ...

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Earl Showerman Speaks on Authorship Question at Willamette University

“Dr. Showerman’s writings and presentation filled in the particulars for me and gave more detail on the issue. It was clear that Dr. Showerman had a great knowledge of the subject.” –Collin Schinkle Willamette University, a small, private, liberal arts college ...

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